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Engineering Leader’s blog

Learn from some of the most accomplished engineering leaders. This blog brings you key insights from fellow engineering managers and tech leaders to level-up your management skills and to take your developer team to the next level.

Engineering Team Management: A Proactive Approach to Retain Developers

by Tamás Török / May 23, 2019

In our series, we do interviews with tech leaders covering a broad set of topics from hiring, retaining developers, measuring performance, sharing knowledge and forming a great team culture.

Our intention is to provide detailed, actionable case studies on how other tech leaders manage teams so the rest of us can learn from them.

In this post we did an interview with Gregory Larson. Greg is the head of technology at Divvy, and we have compressed an insane amount of knowledge into this post.

Software Development Trends 2019: Latest Research and Data

by Tamás Török / April 16, 2019

State of Software Development 2019 report

Software development evolves super-fast. A tool or framework used today might be obsolete tomorrow. Our intention is to take a snapshot of the industry, track how it evolved in the past and make an educated guess as to where it’s heading. This year’s report will give you the data you need to benchmark your activities against other survey participants, get some insights to further improve your developer team and keep up with the rapidly changing industry.

Configure Frontend Projects with Dotenv

by László Csele `Lacka` / April 4, 2019

Handling secure data (such as API keys) in any project’s repository is a crucial part. In previous years, I came across many approaches to resolve this issue. Some of them did a pretty great job, but others didn’t resolve it at all. 

In this post, I’ll show you step-by-step how to configure frontend projects using dotenv with .env file, dotenv and convict npm packages. This configuration works with any frontend app that use webpack to bundle the application.

How Prototyping Aligns Your Team and Leads to Successful Software Projects

by Dave Kearney / March 20, 2019

Inconsistent UI components, bugginess, lack of clarity and costly time lost through miscommunicated requirements all pile up to leave the project in disarray. It’s a horrible place to be and a horrible place to get out of. But what has this got to do with prototyping?

Prototyping forces your team to think before it acts. It creates a shared vision for the eventual success your project will become. Let’s dive a little deeper into the advantages and disadvantages of building a prototype.

Case Study: GPU Orchestration Using Docker

by Péter Esztári / March 6, 2019

GPUs are getting more and more memory and compute capability nowadays. This is super good news if you are using them for HPC (high-performance computing), but some workloads may only require a fraction of a card. This is the point when GPU orchestration comes in the picture.
Top Signs You Need a Non-Relational Database

by Oren Eini / February 7, 2019

Today’s data is coming in at speeds and substances we’ve never before seen. Systems designed during the days of disco are being used to handle petabytes of information in real time. Much like the Bee Gees, these systems are out of touch with the demands of today. If simplicity, scalability, agility are important for your database then you might need a non-relational database.

Build Faster with Agile App Development: 3 Case Studies Compared

by Wendy Dessler / January 23, 2019

You know how agile works. You understand why it’s so successful. But, how does it work in real life? How do real-world businesses go from a completely different method—or no clear method at all—to agile without losing excessive time, money, and patience? In this post, we examine 3 distinct, real-life case studies of agile integration in agile app development to see the trials and tribulations play out for themselves. There’s something you can learn from their difficulties as well as their dedication to the method.